Our Story

Rigge Family

Grandview Valley Winery began as a dream; father, mother, son and wife seated at a kitchen table discussing the particulars of that dream; somewhat oblivious of the immense amount of work and dedication necessary to make it a reality but also eager, willing, able and ecstatic to give it a try!

This dream was truly built from the ground up by us. Our winery and vineyard sit on land that has been in our family for four generations. In the spring of 2008 133 grapevines were planted to test the waters. In the spring of 2009 the once soybean field was transformed into a 7 1/2 acre vineyard: 4,200 more vines of 11 varieties. The winery building was constructed almost solely by us; work began in the spring of 2011 and was completed within one year. We opened our doors for business on June 7th, 2012. Our idea of making wine grew into a dream come true for all of us after many years of hard work and dedication.

All of our wine is sold on site. The grapes come in as whole fruit, 100% MN grown, and the wine is made and bottled on site with the guidance of John Rigge, winemaker. Our wines have names that either represents the name of the grape varietal or that are related to something in our demographic. We are located in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley and our address is “Grandview Ave,” thus the name “Grandview Valley Winery.” Many people ask where we came up with the idea of starting a winery in rural Southwest Minnesota, our answer: “Why not do something you love to do and make a living doing it!”

Please visit our winery and experience the wonderful wine, pizza, craft beer and awesome views! We look forward to seeing you and making you feel like it was worth your while. Our favorite part of this experience so far is all the great people we have met through the business that we can now call our friends! CHEERS!